Seward (Away)--December 3, 2007
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Seward Bluejays 50-48 on Monday, in a game postponed from Saturday due to the weather. Taylor Murren hit a driving lay up with 3 seconds left to give the Warriors the win.
Wahoo trailed 11-10 after one quarter, but outscored the Bluejays 19-7 in the second quarter. A Murren trey right before half gave the Warriors their largest lead of the game at 29-18. Senior David Stuchlik scored 13 of his game high 21 points in the first half.
The third quarter would prove to be a tough one for Wahoo. A Murren trey would be the only points of the quarter for Wahoo, as they were outscored 12-3, to cut the lead to 32-30 after three quarters.
Wahoo extended the lead to 38-31 after a Stuchlik 3-point play with five minutes left. Murren's two free throws kept the lead at 7, 44-37 with 2:30 left. A Tyler Hackbart trey cut the lead to 44-40. A steal and 3-point play from Hackbart cut the lead to one at 44-43 with two minutes to play. Two Stuchlik free throws pushed the lead back to 46-43. Two free throws from the Jays John Wiemer made it 46-45 with 1:20 to play. Two Murren free throws made the score 48-45 with 1:05 left. Seward answered with a trey from Phil Friedrich in the corner to tie it up at 48 with 55 seconds left. Wahoo went to their delay game in the final 55 seconds. After a time-out with 15 seconds left, Murren drove the lane and put up the driving lay up to give Wahoo the win.
"It was a good win for us, to go to Seward and beat a solid Class B team. Other than the third quarter, I thought we played pretty good basketball. Our shot selection was not very good in the third quarter and that allowed Seward to get back in the game. Our guys did a nice job down the stretch, made the free throws and the shots that we needed to make to pull out the win," said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.
Stuchlik led Wahoo with 21 points and 9 boards. Murren added 14 points. Jake Barry contributed 9 rebounds. Wahoo out-rebounded Seward 28-21.
Wahoo's record is now 1-1, while Seward falls to 1-1. The Warriors will now host Conestoga on Friday night.